Biblia Cabalistica or The Cabalistic Bible; Showing How The Various Numerical Cabalas Have Been Curiously Applied To The Holy Scriptures, With Numerous Textual Examples Ranging From Genesis To The Apocalypse, And Collected From Books Of The Greatest Rarity, For The Most Part Not In The British Museum Or Any Public Library In Great Britain. With Introduction, Appendix of Curios, and Bibliography. Walter BEGLEY.
Biblia Cabalistica or The Cabalistic Bible; Showing How The Various Numerical Cabalas Have Been Curiously Applied To The Holy Scriptures, With Numerous Textual Examples Ranging From Genesis To The Apocalypse, And Collected From Books Of The Greatest Rarity, For The Most Part Not In The British Museum Or Any Public Library In Great Britain. With Introduction, Appendix of Curios, and Bibliography.

Biblia Cabalistica or The Cabalistic Bible; Showing How The Various Numerical Cabalas Have Been Curiously Applied To The Holy Scriptures, With Numerous Textual Examples Ranging From Genesis To The Apocalypse, And Collected From Books Of The Greatest Rarity, For The Most Part Not In The British Museum Or Any Public Library In Great Britain. With Introduction, Appendix of Curios, and Bibliography.

London: David Nutt, 1903. First Edition. Hardcover. Small quarto. 158pp. Original black publisher's cloth, with gilt titling to front boards and spine. Original black endpapers, top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Appendix, bibliography. Walter Begley (1845-1905) was a clergyman and author with a fascination for the Shakespeare-Bacon controversy, and the Christian Cabala. In his "Biblia Cabalistica" he examines different aspects of Scripture using Christian Cabalism and through an exploration of anagrams be believed hidden in Biblical Latin. The work includes an interesting and lengthy examination of the number 666 ("It is the human number, the number of man, destitute of God") citing over 100 usages (pp. 119 - 125). Some sources suggest that only 50 copies of the book were printed. While we have been unable to verify this, the book is rare and all the publications of David Nutt were in very limited print-runs (worldcat locates only 4 copies of this first edition). Faded strip down front board next to spine, cloth of spine chipped at head and tail, corners bruised and points rubbed, some patches of cloth on the fore-edge of rear board rubbed through. Owner's name on half-title page. Page edges dusty. Internally clean, solid and unmarked. A tight, clean VG copy of a very rare volume. Item #70107

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